Here at Paraffle we want to bring embroidery to as many people as possible.

We keep three blogs updated:

👩‍🏫 One for the basics.

🎬One for the stitches.

💡And one for inspiration.

Build Your Own Kit

Want to play with colours and designs? Or do you already have some craft materials and only need a top up to start your next project?

Build Your Own Kit instead!

Here's how it works:

  1. Start with a base kit: your chosen design, stitch key, and pattern (pre-printed on adhesive paper, so no need to trace)
  2. Choose your fabric colour. All of these fabrics are organic and ethically produced (hooray!).
  3. Add your optional extras: an embroidery hoop, thread, needle, display hoop, Stitch Guide, and felt (to cover the back).

You can even add one of our original needle minders for £5 (rather than the usual £7.50).

Paraffle Note:I know many of you love to experiment and are SO good at putting a new spin on our designs. I also know that you're keen to reduce unnecessary waste, and might already have an overflowing basket (or room!) of craft materials. So, we built this feature with you lovely Paraffle customers directly in mind. We've started with our 10 most popular designs - and if you love them, we'll add more!

FREE shipping if you spend over £30

Standard shipping is £1.49

    1. Our kits are as eco-friendly as possible, with organic & ethically sourced fabric, FSC wooden hoops made in the UK, FSC and or recycled paper/card, and recycled postal mailers.

    2. All Paraffle kits are handmade in Scotland, in our Edinburgh studio - every purchase means supporting a small, female founded business.

    3. All of our kits - from super easy to intermediate - include a detailed booklet, with lots of photos to teach you each stitch. If videos are more your style, there’s video tutorials covering every stitch you’ll need in our ‘Stitches’ blog.

    4. The kit includes a high quality reference photo of the finished design, and an easy to follow key showing you which stitches and colours to use.

    5. Each kit includes a quality 8 inch wooden hoop and plenty of DMC thread (so don’t worry if you make a mistake or want to practice first!).

    6. Our kits come with a pre-printed pattern to stick onto your fabric. It’s water-soluble, so you simply stitch over it, then wash it away (don’t worry, the threads are coloursafe!). Our patterns aren’t printed directly onto the fabric - we’ve done our research, and haven’t found any fabric printers that can tell us exactly where their fabric comes from and how it’s made. That’s important to us - so we found another way!

    7. Embroidery is a helpful tool for encouraging mindfulness and giving you some extra head space.

    8. Our kits aim to gently teach you lifelong skills and get your creative juices flowing (even if you’re not a ‘crafty’ person!).

    9. We’re a carbon neutral business, and donate at least 10% of our profits to charity through dedicated charity designs.

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Reviewed by Helen C.
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Bee kit Paraffle

Liked the flexibility to order as needed.

Love simplicity of design.. Love new stick on pattern

Wold love a retro traditional option like my mum and grandma dud in the past.

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Paraffle Embroidery

Thanks for your review and suggestion, Helen! We totally agree, so have now added carbon paper as a pattern transfer option :)
Thanks again!